In for surgery after my hard work.

  • OJ89

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    Jul 14, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    Okay so in the past 3 months I've dislocated both shoulders (not at the same time) while dancing and been in for all types of scans and tests.
    Turns out I have SLAP Lesion in both - "Superior Labral tear from Anterior to Posterior"
    I'm having surgery on both shoulders to fix the tears, the doctor I've been seeing is confident I can still have a dance career but I'm just going to have to wait out for a year.
    Apparently the source of my problems has come from being really hypermobile in my joints which he said is actually a blessing if I want to be a dancer.
    This all came as a bit of a blow as I've been training so hard in my dance but also I was really trying hard at the gym and I know I really made some progress. Its being on RealJock that got me over shying away from the gym so thanks for being an informative community (even if I haven't been a very active member)

    Positive Attitude!
    Chin Up!

    If I can't lift bitches ever again I'll make sure my lower half can dance like no other icon_lol.gif

    *Pirouettes off to the surgery


  • Gloryboys

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    Jul 14, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Good luck with it all.
  • CAtoFL

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    Jul 14, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    Good luck with it. Surgery is always dicey, but I'm hoping you come back 100% (or even better).

    And that positive attitude will help!

    Cheers and best wishes for a quick recovery.
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    Woa dude, a double SLAP is no joke icon_cry.gif

    Good luck on the rehab therapy, and remember: baby steps, baby steps. It will take a while before you're all healed up again.
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    Jul 14, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    I had a SLAP repair in November. You are a lot younger, so your recovery will be SO much easier. Mine was awful - but someone your age got it done the same time as me at my PT place and recovered in 1/2 the time. It all depends on how many anchors, what else they do in there, etc.

    Good luck!
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    Jul 14, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    I avoided cuff surgery by going through massage therapy ... A really good wholestic practioner. My doctor thought it was miraculous since my shoulder was so bad that I could not even tuck my shirt into my pants. I tore it just like you did throwing a female up in the air a few times in the pool.
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    Jul 14, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Your surgeon will probably do surgery on one arm, wait till it is completely rehabilitated, then do surgery on the other arm.

    After you have surgery, expect 3 months of rehab per shoulder. Your arm will be 60-80% improved after 3 months of rehab. It will take a full year before you are at 100%.

    My advice: Have realistic expectations and follow your surgeon/PT's advice closely. Those who try to push the envelope after surgery tend to regret it later on.
  • Vittorrio

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    Jul 15, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    Hey OJ89
    I also have Joint Hypermobility. I gotta laugh at the doctors sometimes when they say it can be a blessing. Coming into winter and coming back out of winter again I can get major pains in my knees and most of my fingers.
    Thankfully I haven't done myself such as injury as you have.
    I was told that dancers, gymnasts and guitarists benefit from JHM. I'm none of the above. Hehe.
    Can I ask how long it took to diagnose your condition and after how many blood tests? Being called back every week for more blood tests was a pain! Especially when my arm grew another third of it's thickness because the vein didn't closeup properly. Think they called it a hematoma. Bloody sore but I did experience a wide variety of colours as time went on.
    But in all seriousness, I hope your surgeries go well. Are they doing both shoulders at the same time or letting one heal before starting the other?
  • OJ89

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    Sep 09, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    Thread rez *

    Okay so I've had the surgery and had a bankhart repair on my right shoulder.
    Been in hospital for a week as I'm allergic to pain killers and very sensitive to anaesthetic so the time after the op is worse than the op itself LOL.
    Typing with one hand (my left and I'm right handed)
    Positive mental attitude and smiles.
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    Sep 09, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    OJ89 saidThread rez *

    Okay so I've had the surgery and had a bankhart repair on my right shoulder.
    Been in hospital for a week as I'm allergic to pain killers and very sensitive to anaesthetic so the time after the op is worse than the op itself LOL.
    Typing with one hand (my left and I'm right handed)
    Positive mental attitude and smiles.
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    aww man !! .. gz !! happy for ya ... hugs* if u can hug back haha !
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    Sep 10, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    OJ89 said
    Positive mental attitude and smiles.

    Keep that great attitude, and all the best for a complete recovery.
  • dancedancekj

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    Sep 10, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    Good luck! Take care of yourself and I hope you recover quickly and soon.

    Plus, it could have been your feet or knees or hips... at least if you can't toss da bitches, you can still at least pirouette and tours en l'air on your own icon_smile.gif
  • Timbales

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    Sep 10, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    Best of luck and get better soon. Listen to your PT and stay patient.
  • mybud

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    Sep 10, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Keeping positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.....BUD
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    Sep 10, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    OJ89 saidThread rez *

    Positive mental attitude and smiles.
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    As I have told many patients in the past with shoulder surgery, respect the limitations your doctor/physical therapist has in place for you. He/she did the surgery, he/she knows what the shoulder will take and when. You will hit a point when you feel like you can do more than the protocol allows. Even then, please just respect the protocol. It will return you back to your activity more quickly than a set back. The hardest part of your rehab will be patience. Don't let it get you down. I speak from experience.

    GOOD LUCK! and keep us posted. :-)
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 13, 2011 7:40 AM GMT
    OJ89 saidThread rez *

    Okay so I've had the surgery and had a bankhart repair on my right shoulder.
    Been in hospital for a week as I'm allergic to pain killers and very sensitive to anaesthetic so the time after the op is worse than the op itself LOL.
    Typing with one hand (my left and I'm right handed)
    Positive mental attitude and smiles.
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    335428_254766894557376_100000722027521_7



    Hang in there-cyber hugicon_smile.gif
  • OJ89

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    Dec 31, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    So I've been making good progress so far with my physio.
    I'm almost back to full movement and the physio has helped my winging scapula stay in place more. My body looks so different now because of this. I didn't realise my shoulders were so broad, they used to be really rounded. Turns out winging scapula were making my shoulders really unstable.

    Soon I'll be allowed to go to the gym and start working on my upper body muscle as it hasn't been used in 6 months. I'm now called "Noodle" to some friends as the muscle has disappeared! LOL

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    Jan 06, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    I'm glad things are progressing so well. Enjoy the muscle memory when you go back lol